Originally known as America Online and stylized as Aol, AOL (formerly a company known as AOL Inc.) is a web gateway and online service provider based in New York. In the mid-1990s AOL was one of the early pioneers of the Internet and the most famous brand on the web in the U.S. Following its purchase of Netscape, it not only originally provided a dial-up service, but also a web portal, e-mail, instant messaging and later a web browser for millions of Americans.It’s easy for you to remember America Online (AOL) because it still has its old “keywords” system while everything else on the new, fancy AOL system. Basically, you just need to enter the “password” keyword and go there to change your password.
It’s clear that pictures can improve comprehension of this tutorial. Now, let me show you step-by-step. First of all, type a keyword and choose “Go To Keyword” from the “Keyword” menu. In addition, the system I’m running is AOL 9.0 Security Edition, but older versions have this identical option:
It’ll pop up a little window asking what keyword you want to learn more about, and type in “password”:
Click “Go” and you’ll instantly know that you’re traveling in the right direction:
Pay attention particularly to the suggestions about a strong password but only you can easily remember. It’s dangerous to try your girlfriend/boyfriend’s name, the name of your families, or even the city you live in. So does keep your friends out from your account, and that can be a disaster!
When you’ve picked out a good password, click on “Change Your Password” and you’ll see:
Notice that you have to enter your existing password for this to work too. That’s perfect, because you don’t want someone to change your password and trick you while you’ve gone to the bathroom or popped into the kitchen to grab a cup of tea!
As its words, it’s better not to forget that if you like to store your account password for automatic login, you’ll need to change that too. You can either follow its suggestion, or just wait for the next time you auto-login: you can re-enter your password and update it to the new password.
Finally, if you want to change the password of your master screen name that there’s nothing different about the process. Log in as the master screen name and follow these same steps exactly.